While I was walking to work this morning I was scrolling through my iPod, trying to decide what NZ music to listen to to start off NZ Music Month. Fly My Pretties? Split Enz? The Great Kiwi Song Book?
It was a difficult choice but I settled on one of my favourite Kiwi artists, Dave Dobbyn.
Listening to Dave got me thinking, what is my favourite Kiwi song, the one that reminds me of this great country we live in? After a lot of deliberating I have to say that my favourite is Slice of Heaven by Dave Dobbyn, with Herbs on back-up. My reasoning is because it’s connected to Footrot Flats: A Dog’s Tale, that classic Kiwi movie that I loved when I was a kid, and still do. The opening notes (Da, da, da, do, do, da, da, da) cheer me up no matter what mood I’m in and it’s one of those songs you can’t help singing along to.
What’s your favourite Kiwi song? Why makes it such a Kiwi song?